• Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
    ~ Nelson Mandela, a letter to Winnie Mandela, 1975
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
    The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • Great things will happen when you get up, dust yourself off, and go after life with determination and courage.
    Great things will happen when you get up, dust yourself off, and go after life with determination and courage.
    ~ Billy Cox
  • It always seems impossible until it's done.
    It always seems impossible until it's done.
    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
    ~ Henry Drummond
  • To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
    To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
    ~ Gail Sheehy, The Spirit of Survival (1986)
  • Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
    Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
    ~ Christian D. Larson
  • There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
    There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
    ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
    You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
    ~ Jim Rohn
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